Thursday, June 20, 2024

‘Overjoyed and excited’: Nanoose Bay resident wins $500K in Lotto 6/49 Extra draw


Vancouver Island has another big winner!

Marie Hobenshield, a resident of Nanoose Bay, has a remarkable reason to celebrate after winning the $500,000 Extra prize from the April 13th, Lotto 6/49 draw.

Hobenshield shared her exciting story, recalling the moment she discovered her windfall. “I went into Casino Nanaimo to check my ticket,” she said. “I thought it was $5 and the attendant said, ‘Look again!’ People were hugging me and congratulating me.”

The first people she shared the news with were her daughter and son-in-law.

“They were screaming with joy and trying to settle me down,” she recounted.

With her newfound fortune, Hobenshield plans to support her grandchildren’s university education and fulfill a cherished dream of visiting Germany with her family.

“It was my late husband’s dream to have the entire family visit there, so I am excited to honour that.”

Expressing her emotions, Hobenshield said, “I feel overjoyed and excited!”

This year has been particularly fortunate for BC lottery players. To date in 2024, British Columbians have redeemed over $17 million in winnings from the Extra and more than $46 million from Lotto 6/49.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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